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In the years after World War II a distinctly American model for suburban development emerged. The expansive rings of outer suburbs that formed around major cities were decentralized and automobile oriented an embodiment of America's postwar mass-production mass-consumption economy. But alternate models for suburbia including 'transit-oriented development' 'smart growth' and 'New Urbanism' have inspired critiques of suburbanization and experiments in post-suburban ways of living. In Sequel to Suburbia Nicholas Phelps considers the possible post-suburban future offering historical and theoretical context as well as case studies of transforming communities. Phelps first locates these outer suburban rings within wider metropolitan spaces describes the suburbs as a 'spatial fix' for the postwar capitalist economy and examines the political and governmental obstacles to reworking suburban space. He then presents three glimpses of post-suburban America looking at Kendall-Dadeland (in Miami-Dade County Florida) Tysons Corner (in Fairfax County Virginia) and Schaumburg Illinois (near Chicago). He shows Kendall-Dadeland to be an isolated New Urbanism success; describes the re-planning of Tysons Corner to include a retrofitted central downtown area; and examines Schaumburg's position as a regional capital for Chicago's northwest suburbs. As these cases show the reworking of suburban space and the accompanying political process will not be left to a small group of architects planners and politicians. Post-suburban politics will have to command the approval of the residents of suburbia.